Tax Policy and Administration

The program continues to support tax administrations and other relevant beneficiary institutions in increasing the efficiency and fairness of revenue administrations and reducing the costs of compliance in line with EU recommendations and international good practices. Corresponding to the technology and transparency developments that drive the modern age of tax, the program focuses also on digital security, e-services, communication, and trust. The program also concentrates on the consequences of Covid-19 pandemic, which gravely hit the economies of the CEF constituency.

The activities are intended to improve capacities of public officials, with the final goal to empower their reform efforts and, as such, develop effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Accordingly, the present TPA learning program addresses the areas of:

  • Managing day-to-day business and development activities
  • Managing people
  • Developing a knowledge-sharing culture

Program priorities are also grounded in the reform needs of recipient institutions and as such designed in close co-operation with CEF affiliated experts and regional representatives of tax administrations (CEF Coordinators ). The program design reflects also desk research and regular consultations with counterparts from tax administrations and ministries of finance in South East Europe (SEE) and consultations with the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) Revenue Administration Advisor for SEE, Allan Leon Jensen, based at the CEF.

The program is supported by the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands.